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Why EC has petitioned Supreme Court over dismissed MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking to stay the execution of the recent Constitutional court ruling which dismissed the election of six MPs in the newly created municipalities. Last year’s judgment affected Apac Municipality MP Patrick Ocan, Sheema Municipality …

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800 sign petition to drag president Museveni to ICC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Over 800 people have so far signed a petition to drag President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to the International Criminal Court- ICC.  The petition spearheaded by the People’s Government led by Former President of the Forum for Democratic Party- FDC party Dr Kiiza Besigye requires at least …

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Pastors petition President Museveni on FBO draft policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forum of Pastors has petitioned President Yoweri Museveni to halt the draft Faith Based Organization’s (FBO’s) policy, a legal framework designed to monitor and regulate activities of FBO’s in Uganda. The proposed policy seeks to provide standard guidelines on starting churches, enhance the …

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When judicial decisions become ‘painkillers’

Ignoring Supreme Court recommendations in Mbabazi election petition exposes government’s cynical view of constitutionalism Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | A public lecture on constitutionalism held in the main hall at Makerere University Kampala on Aug.24 turned into a scene of anger, frustration, and venting when one of the expected main …

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THIS WEEK: Kadaga off the hook in age limit petition

THIS WEEK: Kadaga off the hook in age limit petition Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Constitutional Court sitting in Mbale district declined to issue summons to Rebecca Kadaga, the Speaker of Parliament for the ongoing the age limit petition hearing. The petition is challenging the passing of the law …

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AGE LIMIT: The final submissions at Constitutional Court in Mbale

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The hearing of submissions in the petition into the constitutionality of the Constitutional Amendment Act 2018 drew to the close on Thursday. The Attorney General’s chambers and petitioner’s lawyers spent the entire day summing out their submissions at the court sitting in Mbale. The …

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Uganda’s Constitutional Court concludes hearing age limit petition

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Constitutional Court sitting in Mbale Thursday concluded the hearing of the consolidated petition challenging the Constitutional Amendment removing the age limit from the Constitution and other changes to Uganda’s Constitution Parliament made last year. Deputy Chief Justice Owiny Dollo who chaired the panel of …

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